After several months demo-ing new songs and tending to various side projects, we return to The Mercury Lounge for a first-ever co-headlining bill with our friends Lead of Foxes . It’s an EARLY SHOW, perfect for the commuters who don’t typically get to hang around late. Hope to see you there!
Thanks to DJ Rich Russo for including our song Hopscotch Gunner
among his Top 25 songs of 2015. Listen here for the whole countdown, including songs by Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell, and the Front Bottoms.
On Thursday 12/17, we return to The Mercury Lounge in New York City for an all-star lineup including the return of Knockout Drops. And as always, Yule Dogs will bring it all home with a star-studded sing-along set of all your favorite yuletide classics. This show always sells out, so get your tickets in advance.
We recently taped a live studio session with LastFM, capturing video footage of Wormburner in a rare acoustic setting. Each video kicks off with some interview commentary that sets up each song. From our new LP “Pleasant Living in Planned Communities”, here are acoustic takes of the songs “Somewhere Else To Be” and “Doxology”.
Veteran music critic Robert Christgau has included us on his latest “Dean’s List”, ranking our new LP among the best records of the past year. We are among but a handful of rock bands to make the list, and we are thrilled to share the spotlight with records by The Flaming Lips, Drive-By Truckers, Old 97s, TV on the Radio, New Pornographers, Parquet Courts, and Wussy.
Our new album just got a very high grade from Robert Christgau, the “Dean of American Rock Critics”. Click here to read his brief but flattering review.
A regional magazine wanted to take a look back at our song Peekskill, from the 2010 album “Placed by the Gideons“. Hank answered some questions about the origins of the song and the band’s fascination with post-industrial cityscapes. Click here to read it.
Introducing our cover version of “Holland 1945″ by Neutral Milk Hotel. Many thanks to Under the Gun for the great write-up. We debuted this version of the song last night onstage at New York City’s Mercury Lounge, and by some strange coincidence, on the very same evening, Stephen Colbert chose to play the original version of “Holland 1945″ at the ending of his TV show. Spooky!
Pleasant Living in Planned CommunitiesBuy digitally through iTunes
Our third LP! This album’s cast of desperate characters includes a downed airman in WWII Europe, a 21st Century soldier returning home from battle, and a transient gay hustler whose youthful looks are weathering with age.
“Anthemic indie rock with a punk rock kick” – KEXP in Seattle